At Bishop Challoner, pupils are nurtured, cared for and supported by dedicated staff. We believe that if children are happy they will make good progress and thrive in a positive, secure environment.
At Bishop Challoner, we recognise that pastoral care is inextricably linked with teaching and learning. Children are more likely to achieve their potential when they are happy in their learning, well-motivated and proud of what they have achieved. We aim to foster positive attitudes and as part of our pastoral care system, stars, or merits, are awarded regularly. These may be for excellent effort, high standards of work, showing care to others and taking responsibility. All stars awarded are converted into house points which are accumulated as part of the whole school house system.
In Reception to Year 2, children collect stars on charts in the classroom and certificates may be awarded. From Year 3 upwards, children work towards personal awards and receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum badges as recognition of their achievements. Assemblies celebrating such achievements are held regularly and students are presented with their certificates.
All pupils are in one of the four Houses which are part of the pastoral system running throughout the school from nursery to sixth form. House Captains are elected in the junior and senior school and these pupils represent the school in House activities.
The junior school has its own Pupil Voice, and two representatives of Year 6 act as Junior Road Safety Officers as part of the Road Safety project run by Bromley Council.
The senior school has a Student Voice council which meets half termly. Representatives from each form attend meetings which are chaired by the Sixth Form.
By endeavouring to ensure that all members of our school community feel valued and secure, they are able to “dare to do their best” and achieve their full potential.